Dr Anne Malatt

Dr Anne Malatt
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Anne has been a doctor for over 30 years and an eye surgeon for 25 years. She loves her work, her patients, teaching and writing, for she loves people and life. Anne feels great joy in being able to share her lived experience and wisdom, that other people may learn and grow too.
Vanishing point Alan Johnston 25.09.23 for article by Dr Anne Malatt on Illness

Illness is an offering, not a punishment

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I am currently ill, and far from feeling frustrated or upset about it, I see this illness is an offering, not a punishment.
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Life as a country doctor

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I attended a function last night in the town where I live and work, at which we hosted our young doctors and talked to them about life as a...
Radiant source by Alan Johnston for article by Dr Anne Malatt on 'When Medicine is a Calling'

When Medicine is a ‘Calling’

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What do we mean when we say that medicine is a ‘calling’? And what implications does that have for the way we practice medicine and the way we live our lives?
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If music be the food of love, play on!

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The thing I have come to learn about music is that it is first and foremost a vibration, that is felt in the body. We think we are listening to something with our ears, and we are, but we are primarily resonating with the vibration of it and it can literally change the way we feel.
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The Art of Mentoring

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Medicine is an apprenticeship system and like all such systems, works best if the masters train their apprentices not just in a functional way, but with a deep level of care, as people and as colleagues. We now call this process mentoring.
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Relationships and medicine

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Medicine is all about relationships. It is about caring for people, after all. So why do we place so little focus on this vital element of our profession?
Profile of woman smoking for article by Dr Anne Malatt on Why do doctors smoke?

Why do doctors smoke?

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We all know the harms of smoking and in fact there is nothing healing about it, so why do doctors smoke?
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When we lose someone we love

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We don’t talk about it in Medicine much, when we lose someone we love. Doctors are no strangers to death and as part of our training, we are taught to toughen up, take things in our stride and become seemingly inured to death.
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Self-care programme 2022: 7. Sleep

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Welcome to Day 7 of 2022 and the opportunity to bring more love to your body and your life through the simple daily practice of self-care. Today is a moment to sleep.
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Self-care programme 2022: 6. Drink

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Welcome to Day 6 of 2022 and the opportunity to bring more love to your body and your life through the simple daily practice of self-care. Today is a moment on drink.

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